My Park

Photo Contest

My Park Moment

The My Park Moment photo contest is an opportunity for anyone to share a photo of their favorite park experience. To enter, just submit a photo or photos of your favorite park memory – a family picnic, a trip to Yosemite, your last hike in the Presidio, or anything else you love to do in parks.

This fall, we’ll select 400 photos to display in a free and family-friendly outdoor photo show in the Presidio. There is even an opportunity for photographers and artists to receive awards for their visual stories.

The contest is our way of celebrating people in parks and to highlight the upcoming opening of Presidio Tunnel Tops. Share your park memories with us now and make new ones at Presidio Tunnel Tops when it opens in spring 2022!

Submissions are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the upcoming photo show. We're currently reviewing all submissions and we'll let you know when winners have been selected and when you can join us in the park for the show!

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This photo contest and exhibition is produced in collaboration with Photoville on behalf of the Presidio Tunnel Tops. Photoville is a non-profit organization that works to increase access to the art of photography and visual storytelling by producing free photo festivals and public exhibitions across the globe.

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Visual Story Award

Visual Story Award

Open to photographers, artists, and storytellers ages 18+. Share a set of 10-12 self-curated photos and accompanying narrative that tell a visual story about people and parks. Four photographers will be selected and awarded for their work ($2,500 each). Their story along with the artist statement will be exhibited as a series alongside all the Community Snapshots. Entrants can also opt-in for their photograph to be considered for the Community Snapshot Category.

Visual Story Theme Examples

The Presidio became a park to bring national park experiences, and the many benefits they offer, closer to where most people live – in urban areas. Public feedback has been important in shaping the Presidio’s evolution as an extraordinary place for all. This project is one of the many ways we hope to showcase community perspectives relevant to this journey.

Parks mean many things to many people. Consider these prompts for inspiration as you create your visual story. These themes are examples only – your story is up to you!

How to Enter

This contest is open to anyone, anywhere – it’s not just for professional photographers. If you have a camera or a phone that takes pictures, then snap a photo to send our way. We want to see you having fun in your favorite park. We’re open to selfies, pictures of you with your family, friends, or enjoying a park by yourself.

Review the categories, see which fits you best, and click the corresponding “SUBMIT” button to fill out a submission form and upload your photos. The submission forms are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

The last day to enter the contest is now June 7th, 2021. After that, a selection committee (see below) will choose approximately 400 photos to be displayed in the photo show at the Presidio starting this summer. Everyone who has been selected will be notified, and more details will be shared about the date, time, and location of the outdoor photo show, which is free and open to all.

My Park Moment - Community Snapshot Terms of Use
My Park Moment - Visual Story Category Terms of Use

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Selection Committee

The My Park Moment Selection Committee is made up of people from a broad range of art backgrounds across the Bay Area. They will work together to select 400 photos to be displayed in the My Park Moment photo show in the Presidio this summer. We are honored to have them supporting this project!

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